Merlin, the ‘electronic wizard,’ was a red telephone-shaped toy used buttons, lights and sound effects to let kids play a variety of simple games, and was one of the earliest gaming consoles.
The Matthew Broderick movie ‘War Games’ was more than just a hit at the box office -it also showed such a realistic WWIII scenario that it led to the creation of a 1986 anti-hacking law.
The 1970s personal computer revolution began as those ingenious devices that put men on the moon, revolutionized science, and perplexed millions were finding their way into the home.
The handheld Atari Lynx was a one-pound, portable video game system that (for the time) featured detailed graphics, sharp color and sound effects.
The classic Nintendo Entertainment System came with a robot, a light-sensing video gun, ‘true-to-life’ graphics and a library of games. Here’s a look!
Take a look back at a few of the popular vintage Star Wars video games from the ’80s, including ones based on Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi!
In the early ’80s, arcade video games like Pac-Man, Asteroids, Space Invaders and Donkey Kong started to make millions of dollars – one quarter at a time.
Show us the face of Max the Master Robot. And you may win your own talking robot Team up with a friend to defeat Max
See what kids in the early ’80s were hoping to find under the Christmas tree by browsing the toys and games section of the 1981 Sears Wishbook catalog!
Are you hot enough to play with Journey? The Journey video game, Escape, was released in 1982 with a multi-million dollar advertising campaign. It wasn’t a spectacular success.
Check out some of the hottest video game cartridges from the early eighties: Frogger, Q*bert, Amidar, Reactor & Tutankhamun, from Parker Brothers.
When video games first hit the market in the ’70s, manufacturers couldn’t keep up with demand for the new technological novelties. Here’s a look back!
‘The best computer value in the world today. The only computer you’ll need for years to come.’ – William Shatner
Everything you always wanted to know about Atari Games, etc, etc. Atari games are the forerunner of home computers. And although you may not be
Attention, shoppers: The new Atari cartridge game is in A very early Atari 2600 commercial, broadcast during NFL Today on December 17, 1977. Atari
Video game designers: Their work is all fun and games Fantasy: Your alarm rings. You wake up, shower, get dressed, eat breakfast, and leave your house
The new femme fatale of the game world (1982) The amazing Ms Pac-Man offers all the fun of Midway’s famous Pac Man with four new
Atari vs Intellivision? Nothing I could say would be more persuasive than what your own two eyes will tell you. But I can’t resist telling you more. – George Plimpton